but it's a gamble because they also show its weakness-- that even moammar qaddafi is not as powerful as he claims to be even within libya. his forces, though, appeared to be carrying out more attacks despite their announced cease-fire. watch what happens to this crowd which the rebels say had gathered in misurata. but at the naval base, the libyans say, they expected to be hit which is why no one was here when the bombs fell. you were worried? >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: the ships were not hit. >> no. only this place. i don't know, maybe tomorrow the ships will. >> reporter: the air strikes have now hit qaddafi's air defenses, his air force, his army, and now his navy. and as control of the no-fly zone is tightened, allied commanders say they'll attack his forces even more. katie? >> couric: and mark you've been speaking with qaddafi loyalists in tripoli. how nervous are they?